Sunday, November 18, 2007

yesterday's live blog on heismanpundit.com...

i was playing around on my blog yesterday hitting links to stories about tebow's heisman chances and i ran across a link to a site called heisman pundit, which, according to Sports Illustrated, is "the Heisman's foremost authority". intrigued, i read his blogs and read "The Ten Heismandents", and noticed that he was going to live blog a set of games which included UF/FAU.

him being the "foremost authority" and someone who has a set of actual heisman voters who conduct weekly straw polls, i decided that he needed influence beyond the "TEBOW ROX!! ALL THE REST SUX!!" variety...i plotted my entry into his live blog early, before he started...

my first question/comment was going to be about tebow becoming the first 20/20 college player EVER (20 rush TDs, 20 pass TDs)...

1:24 Do you guys know what Tebow was for Halloween?

1:24 [Comment From J.R. Deluxe]
doesn't this make tebow the first 20-20 player ever?
1:24 Clark Kent

1:25 Good question Deluxe

1:25 I think so

1:25 Amazing

okay, this guy is the "foremost authority" on the Heisman and i had to inform HIM of this fact? i detected a strong urge from "the establishment" to hurry up and find a frontrunner to replace the injured Dennis Dixon QUICK, with someone besides SuperTim...i wasn't having it.

so, i'm not going to take credit if Tebow eventually wins this thing, but i will say that i might have influenced an "influential player" in the game...

UPDATE--i don't mean to brag, but i think my pointing out the 20/20 angle seems to have become the talking point nationally. i think i re-framed this debate...

4 comments:

chrishuston said...

To be fair, I am not Tebowpundit, but Heismanpundit.

If I did not know that Tebow was set to be the first 20/20 guy, that is only because Florida's SIDs have done a bad job of letting people know.

All that said, I have said since week 2 or 3 that Tebow was the best player in the country.

J.R. Deluxe said...

haha...i was just busting your chops. i had fun saturday watching you guys in action!

Al said...

I also don't mean to bust anyone's chops, but I was at the game in Gainesville this weekend and the second Tebow stepped over that goal line for the 20th TD they made the announcement of the 20-20 feat over the loud speaker. So unless the SID office/stadium announcer was reading the HP live blog at the time I think they might have caught that one also.

J.R. Deluxe said...

al, i think heismanpundit is right. the only way i knew it was listening to the heath cline show and listening to he and pat dooley discuss it (the 20/20). there has been a conscious effort on the part of UF and the SID to *not* pump the "tebow for heisman" bit...for team unity/not playing up individuals/etc...

go gators!